|Jambi - Berlin Nights EP [txtn019] - Jambi|
Textone's mid summer release is one of the most wide ranging releases in our arsenal. Heard about Berlin's club nights? They're all here. The peak time, the lack of air, the sweat, the after-hours, meeting new people, the return home, the chill out. 5 dance floor tracks to hit every possible element of the nightlife in the city that never sleeps. A soundtrack for coming out of the cold snowy winter into a blue sunny summer...
Keywords: Minimal Techno
|Jay Haze - Must have back EP [txtn002] - Jay Haze|
Our man of many styles and even more aliases strikes with another surprise: experimental dub-hop?! The first track, Underground, represents a truly mind-boggling reinterpretation of spoken words over music, miles ahead of the stale formulaic product served by most of the hip-hop industry today. Showing that unique production method matters more than fitting into preconceived genre pigeon holes, Haze travels a continuous arc from Underground via Miami Bass, an electro freestyle improvisation, to ...
Keywords: Experimental; Textone
|Troy Pierce - Master of Slack EP [txtn016] - Troy Pierce|
bleepy churning rhythms from another recent berlin transplant. underneath a fresh gloss of catchy berlin production values, troy's formative period in the u.s. shines through with low res drum machine aesthetics and the restraint and hypnotic repetitivity of early midwest techno classics. a journey between pop and grit, managing to stay acessible without relinquishing the bizarre undertones that will keep you interested when the tracks loop on eternal repeat...
Keywords: Textone; Microsound; Minimalism
|Lump - 3 feet down and sinking [txtn015] - Lump|
What's the Finnish winter like? This textone release by Lump will shed some light on this question and promises to kick your brain into new dimensions. The super low bass and the ultra high highs made us all wonder if Lump has no neighbors. Can he hear frequencies only animals can? Lump delivers solid minimal cuts. Atmospheres layered with nostalgia covered in nordic winds and deepness from which to keep children away...
Keywords: Minimal-Dub; Textone; Microsound; Listening Techno
Downloads: 7,928 (4 reviews)
|Leo Cubanero - ...Wanna Talk [txtn025] - Leo Cubanero|
Textone's first mini album happen for a simple reason. We did not know which track to leave behind and being the anxious people that we are we decided to just release them all. Leo's production resembles a kid who listens to the street noises through a cup glued to the wall. Full of textures yet not dreamy but rather jacking and thumping. He drops little surprises around every bend in the sonic road...
Downloads: 11,358 (1 review)
|vending machie - lump|
One clear spring day we received a CD in the mail with the following inscription: "thought to send you some tracks that you might find interesting and maybe release them on textone." 24 minutes laster we had the next textone release ready to go. This is not Lump's first release here and we are very pleased to be able to host another excellent 4 tracker from our man in Finland....or England...or wherever it is that Lump is at today...
Downloads: 9,572 (2 reviews)
|Ricardo vs. Jay - Prefer Summer EP [+Remixes] - R. Villalobos & J. Haze|
One year of Textone, 20 releases, more than 100 individual tracks, more than 150000 downloads. Thank you for making the past twelve months such a great experience! As a birthday present to us and you, we are releasing Contexterrior's sold-out summer record by Ricardo Villalobos and Jay Haze for free. An artistic tandem jump if you will, "Prefer Summer" is a melancholic summer hit. Melodic and deep filled with endless progression and relentless syncopation...
|centercourt ep - fark|
Fark loves ladies tennis. This first ep from the Zurich due is a homage for those fine athletes and a bow to the lovely skirts they wear. We heard rumors from our friends in Zurich about two producers whose mad skills on the drumcomputer and violent live shows were worth checking out. After some investigation and a fist fight or two we got our hands on these fine tunes. In exchange to the tunes we had to post bail to get the boys out of jail...
|Collaborations - Jay Haze|
30 releases. 2 years, unimaginable bandwidth, releases from the likes of René Breitbarth, Jay Haze, Troy Pierce, Matt John, Peter Spiess, Mikael Stavoestrand, Lump, Fenin, Jambi and the list goes on and on. So were celebrating adulthood and with that a few gifts from us to you. First, from now on releases are 256Kb/s. Second is this release. Jay Haze and 5 Textone family members. Collaborations are just that...
Downloads: 17,454 (3 reviews)
|Metrotechno - Getting There EP [txtn024] - Metrotechno|
The story behind this release spans the entire globe. With roots in the east coast of the United States, a trunk in Berlin and branches as far out as Tokyo, Japan. The various members of the Metrotechno crew live around the world. They all met and lived in Washington, DC and in 2003 moved to other Metro efficient cities. A Year later while on tour in Japan, Textone head pimp, Jay Haze, was invited to stay with the DC rejects and through the wonders of the Internet a good connection was made...
Keywords: Techhouse; Textone
Downloads: 8,319 (1 review)
|Jay Haze - One step from the edge on all sides [txtn014] - Jay Haze|
as our first repeat offender on textone, jay haze brings you the em-effin' ruckus on his latest ep. no joke. minimal funk straight from the pressure cooker onto your plate and palate. a little spicey, but hey, that's good for you! the marathon track "super freak fried" delivers the soundtrack for your next kinky s&m session with the neighbor (no use in denying, we've been watching you all along). if you just want to dance, that's ok, too...
|Fenin - Live and Direct EP [txtn013] - Fenin|
from berlin with love comes a rockin dub inspired piece of who-ya from the infamous lars fenin aka fenin (shitkatapult, meteo sound) . lars hails from the north of germany in a town that slightly resembles an overpacked wal-mart ! this is evident in his warm, funky ,chunky and sometimes dodgy riffs. this ep features 6 songs ranging from kick you in the ass poppy to warm mellowed out electro. all songs have the same common love and this is dub music.
Keywords: Dubhouse; Techhouse; Minimal-Dub
|Peter F. Spiess - Rheinpark Liebe EP [txtn006] - Peter F. Spiess|
After a two year long hiatus from publishing music, Peter F. Spiess returns on Textone with an astounding mini-LP. Known from his releases on German labels Klang and Alpha, Peter has developed a unique personal production style, layering minimal driving analog sequences into a captivating cinematic stream of utopian impressions. Epic, but miles away from any associated cliches, Peter manages to create an alternate universe of seemingly endless space that is at all times densely interwoven with f...
Keywords: Textone; Minimal Techno
|Kero - Whats dat smell? EP [txtn003] - Kero|
With "Whats dat smell?", dual G4 laptop warrior Kero delivers five glimpses into the schizoid brilliance of his next-generation Detroit sound. Raised on a healthy diet of Motor city techno, Kero manages to incorporate early influences while creating a completely new and boldly innovative oeuvre. His trademark style of scattered percussion freakfests over droning, hovering electro pads, first unleashed on the "CFC Windsor" album on Berlin's Shitkatapult label, finds ample expression in the laidba...
Keywords: Textone; Electro
Downloads: 2,524 (3 reviews)
|Various - Designated Drivers 2004 Compilation [txtn009] - Various Artists|
...pedestrian accidents are all but inevitable! Textone veterans René Breitbarth, Kero and B. take over the steering wheel here with their trademark sounds; in shotgun we've got a crew of upcoming solo artists for our label. Take this compilation as a first taste of where Textone is headed in 2004. To underscore our ambition of promoting netaudio past the confines of its current popularity epicenter in Western Europe, the contributors were picked from all four corners of the earth - well, two c...
Keywords: Minimal Techno; Minimal House; Textone; Microsound
|Popkan - First Step EP [txtn023] - Popkan|
Tom Erdmann aka Popkan began his electronic expedition after witnessing Green Velvet and others at underground parties on Chicagos southside. From there he picked up a part-time job to support his new addiction to electronic music production and sampling. With neighborhood friend Matthew, the two combined studios and began playing at raves and house parties all over the windy city. Eventually it became too much and the duo took their studios solo but continue to push each others music further...
Keywords: Minimal House; Textone
|Mikael Stavostrand - Formula EP [txtn010] - Mikael Stavostrand|
Elaborating on the Textone theme of reintroducing respected artists with new material after an extended absence, we welcome Mikael Stavöstrand to our family. Under his own name and the moniker "Vita", Mikael has previously released two acclaimed albums on Force Inc., as well as a series of 12"s on other outlets. That not much was heard of this artist recently does not mean that he spent his time idle...
Keywords: Microsound; Textone; Minimal Techno; Electronic
Downloads: 9,750 (2 reviews)
|Samim & Michal - Ripop EP [txtn021] - Samim & Michal|
After Samim & Michals dazzling debut EP Dini Mueter featuring the anthem I know you wanna ride my Cadillac (Stattmusik07/Neuton) and the newly available F EP on Tuning Spork featuring the tracks she got the f, msod and dirty big mouse (Tuningspork012/Word and Sound) they return with another funky mother on textone: the Ripop EP. With its low-down make-no-mistake-about-it attitude, ripop is a track bound to tighten up your house: delivering a payload of paranoid, futuristic soundscapes, monumenta...
Keywords: House; Minimal House; Textone
|Hakan Lidbo - Ultrachrome EP [txtn012] - Hakan Lidbo|
Stockholm's Hakan Lidbo is a man of many talents and innumerable releases - his production credits have by now reached the triple digits, covering everything from detroit-compatible techno to cheeky synth-pop with mass appeal on labels including powerhouses such as Planet E and Force Inc. Besides his prodigious production work, Hakan is busy running his own publishing and promotion company, Container, which aims at raising the profile of Scandinavian artists worldwide...
Keywords: Experimental House; Minimal House
Downloads: 10,023 (3 reviews)
|for crisp salads - peter f. spiess|
This textone release has been a long time in the making. We loved Peter's new tracks and tried to get in touch with our elusive family member. Dead phone lines, bounced emails, carrier pigeons returning with undelivered messages. Finally Herr Spiess said "Oh you guys can just release whatever you want." And so we did. That was only the first half of it and through 10,000 air-miles, several failed burned CDs and countless broken uploads we are finally ready to present these crisp salad ingredient...
|Starch Boy - Pesto Pasta EP [txtn008] - Starch Boy|
Inspired by months of feasting on pasta and belgian frites, Starch Boy emerges from the depths of self discipline and introspection, where he has been living for the last year (and might retreat back to for many years to come). Starch Boy's debut EP on Textone has the funk and flavor to make your booty bend, no stale junk here baby. When Starch Boy moved to Amsterdam in January 2003 he had only two things on his mind: to eat alot of pasta and to produce an EP for textone within 12 months...
Downloads: 5,229 (1 review)
|Matt John - Holographic Mothers EP [txtn017] - Matt John|
matt john is a berliner. tasty. with a deadpan instinct for big soundsystem acoustics, matt develops his own brand of dry funk, with staggered staccatoes and arpeggios that transform the keyboard into a ballistic test range. cross-generational bump and grind with extensive sequencing arcs. non sequiturs galore that tickle and inspire. brpp. eeek. beep. beep? krkrk.
Keywords: Techhouse; Textone
|Night Shift - Jambi|
We treat textone is the same way that we treat all our labels(like our babies suckaz!!). In the coming year you will see several albums and CDs on Future Dub and Tuning Spork Family Affair and so we decided to precede all these great releases with a live album from one of Textones/Contexterrior main acts: Jambi (the tall teddy bear gangsta). This recording was taken from one of Berlins fiercest sound systems Maria am Ostbahnhof (home to some of the most outrageous club nights in berlin)...
|Theodor Zox - temp.light EP [txtn005] - Theodor Zox|
With only subtle effects use but all-the-more-carefully crafted sounds, Theodor Zox takes us on a different kind of journey into Scandinavia as an architectural utopia constructed out of beautiful synth lines and high-frequency ornament. Very calm, but swinging and enviably optimistic. The artist about his work: "Being a very visual person, as well as having synasthetic experiences through my entire life, I perceive sound as form and colour...
Keywords: Minimal House; Textone
Downloads: 2,678 (1 review)
|Sebastian Buchholz - elapsed:remaining EP [txtn007] - Sebastian Buchholz|
Hailing from Germany's far north, with a rock-solid history in technoid sound manipulation, Sebastian Buchholz delivers a dense five-tracker dominated by minimal driving beat structures and lush chordscapes. Organic sounds that nevertheless always wear their electronic origin on the sleeves abound. Sebastian's music is at times dark, yet not menacing - rather, it is an all-envelopping and almost tactile blend that always preserves a warm inner glow...
Keywords: Textone; Minimal Techno
Downloads: 2,321 (1 review)
|Baier\Box - turm3disko EP [txtn004] - Baier\Box|
Dominick Baier and Bao-Nghi Droste are not in a hurry - and we should be thankful for that. The laid-back arrangements of "turm3disko" grant each of their meticulously crafted sequences ample time to self-assuredly strut their stuff and show off on the mental catwalk before remeshing with neighboring sound threads to form tight-knit yet surprisingly flexible textures. Much attention is paid to intricate surface detail, yet all songs are based on a profound understanding of deepness...
Keywords: Minimal Techno; Textone
Downloads: 6,630 (1 review)
|strada del sol - fenin|
Fenin is a long time textone family member. For the last year he has been missing from the dinner table as he was busy with a full album for Shitkatapult and a great EP for Echocord. The work chosen for this release reflects Fenin's other side. Funky and fun. Jackin' and cheeky. The opening track, "Gone with", is the kind of track we like to call "had one too many". It sways from side to side in that confused way you walk when you had too many cold ones...
|Leif - "Moonlight Dub EP" [txtn011] - Leif|
Inbetween the missionary work to convert our esteemed vinyl artists to contribute to the brave new world of online publishing, Textone is always more than happy to discover and introduce talented new faces. The latest member of the Textone collective, 21-year old Leif, has already turned some heads in the UK with first his output, but has thus far remained relatively obscure on the continental side of Europe...
Keywords: Textone; Dubhouse; Techhouse
Downloads: 5,063 (3 reviews)
|Vivianne Project - CrabClawCollective [txtn022] - Vivianne Project|
Vivianne Project has commissioned recording artist Jesse Siminski to produce their first outing into the world of recreational audio with the Textone project CRABCLAWCOLLECTIVE. A documentation and reinterpretation of imaginary and actual projects executed by the company over the last two years. Within this span of time the organization as worked towards fulfilling their individual goals and experiential curiocities...
Keywords: Textone; minimal techno
|René Breitbarth - oo's EP [txtn001] - René Breitbarth|
Floor-friendly four-tracker by Cologne's René Breitbarth. Known for smooth-as-hell tech house, this man has become a true veteran of the community with double digit EP releases on Treibstoff, Sub Static, Pokerflat, and Tongut; a superb full-length album; and innumerable compilation credits. Blessed with the feel for a great hook line, René's German funk is a sure winner with the house crowd (on either side of the Atlantic), but he is also driving enough to keep technoid listeners engaged on th...
Keywords: Techhouse; Textone
Downloads: 2,825 (1 review)
|Interview with Jeff Milligan [txtnitv001] - Jeff Milligan|
Technically, Jeff Milligan and his minimal label Revolver records are based in Montreal, Canada. In reality though, this DJ nomad has spent most of the last decade touring all over the globe. On a recent stopover in Berlin, Jeff sat down to have a chat with Jay Haze about the restless life, Final Scratch, and his Irish heritage to kick off our audio interview series.